The Willamette JD/MBA program is a four year program that results in two professional degrees: the MBA and the Doctor of Jurisprudence. 

The joint degree combines the respected educational and career resources of Willamette's Atkinson Graduate School of Management and College of Law, and carries a rare triple accreditation. The program is accredited by the American Bar Association (for law), AACSB International (for business), and NASPAA (for Public Administration). The MBA program is also ranked as a "U.S. Best Business School" by Forbes, Businessweek, and Poets & Quants.

The JD/MBA is an excellent choice for people seeking careers in corporate law, trust administration, tax law, regulation, public sector management, entrepreneurial ventures, consulting and private legal practice.

JD/MBA Curricular Path

During the first two years of the program, JD/MBA students complete one academic year enrolled in the MBA program and one academic year in the JD program. During the third and fourth years, students are full-time students in the College of Law and complete coursework in both programs.

Year 1 and 2

JD curriculum (one academic year)
MBA Curriculum (one academic year)

MBA Fall Semester - 15 MBA Credits

  • Data Analysis, Modeling & Decision Making
  • Managing Individuals, Teams and Organizations
  • Accounting for Managers
  • PACE I: Practical Application for Careers and Enterprises
  • Finance and Economics I

MBA Spring Semester: 16 MBA Credits

  • Marketing: Creating Satisfied Customers
  • PACE II: Practical Application for Careers and Enterprises
  • Finance and Economics II
  • Operations and Systems Management
  • MBA Elective

Year 3 and 4
JD Courses During Years 3 and 4

MBA Courses During Years 3 and 4 -- Must Equal a Minimum of 17 MBA Credits

  • Politics and Public Policy for Managers
  • Strategic Management
  • MBA Elective
  • MBA Elective
  • MBA Elective

Applying to the JD/MBA

Applicants interested in the JD/MBA program must apply to both the College of Law and the Willamette MBA program.

Applicants may apply to the MBA program and the JD program during the same year, apply to the MBA while enrolled in the JD program, or apply to the JD while enrolled in the MBA program.

Contact us with your questions.

Willamette University

Early Career and Career Change MBA

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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